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AM3352: SPI hot plug problem

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Part Number: AM3352

In my custom board, on SPI_0_0, I have 16Mbytes flash, and SPI_1_1 – bus is available on one of the connector. We have small custom board, which has another 16Mbytes flash but this small custom board is like SD-Card and it is not necessary that when system boots, this card will be present.

SPI_0_0 = 16 MBytes flash on board, present all time.

SPI_1_1 = 16 Mbytes flash, most of the time not present on system when Linux is booted, later at some point - customer may plug daughter card which has 16MBytes flash.


As you can see from below log- on spi0.0 flash was found and MTD partition was created, but my external daughter card which has another SPI flash connected to SPI_1_1 was not connected, so it was giving error

m25p80 spi1.1: unrecognized JEDEC id bytes: 00, 00, 00.


I want to know once linux is completely booted, up and running and now user insert this external daughter card – in that case how create and mount partition from this external flash which is on SPI_1_1?



[   1.549470] loop: module loaded

[   1.555860] m25p80 spi0.0: found mx25l12805d, expected n25q128a11

[   1.562007] m25p80 spi0.0: mx25l12805d (16384 Kbytes)

[   1.567323] 6 ofpart partitions found on MTD device spi0.0

[   1.572861] Creating 6 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":

[   1.577684] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot-spl"

[   1.584096] 0x000000020000-0x0000000a0000 : "u-boot"

[   1.589906] 0x0000000a0000-0x0000000c0000 : "nvram0"

[   1.595771] 0x0000000c0000-0x0000000e0000 : "nvram1"

[   1.601569] 0x0000000e0000-0x0000000f0000 : "scratch_pad"

[   1.607871] 0x000000100000-0x000001000000 : "linux"

[   1.616116] m25p80 spi1.1: unrecognized JEDEC id bytes: 00, 00, 00



root@xyz:~# cat /proc/mtd

dev:   size   erasesize name

mtd0: 00020000 00010000 "u-boot-spl"

mtd1: 00080000 00010000 "u-boot"

mtd2: 00020000 00010000 "nvram0"

mtd3: 00020000 00010000 "nvram1"

mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "scratch_pad"

mtd5: 00f00000 00010000 "linux"

How to create / make visible MTD info of SPI flash #2 which will be hot-plug on SPI_1_1 bus?


  • Hello,

    I am internally checking with our experts if "hot-plug" feature is supported by our driver and I will keep you posted on any updates. I am wondering if the device is detected if you connect to the SPI_1_1 bus.


  • In reply to Krunal Bhargav34:

    if the device is plugged, before Linux boots, it works.

  • In reply to newuser:


    Based on my internal discussion, SPI is not a hot pluggable bus and thus won't recognize hot plugs.